Jay Ward Killed, Davis Ward Injured in Truck Accident in Linn County, OR
Linn County, OR -- August 2, 2022, Jay Ward was killed and Davis Ward was injured after an accident where their truck overturned.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 1:15 p.m. along I-5 outside of Albany.
According to officials, 46-year-old Jay Ward and 20-year-old Davis Ward were in a box truck traveling northbound on the interstate. Somehow, the truck lost control and overturned off-road.
Due to the crash, Jay Ward sustained fatal injuries. Davis Ward was said to have serious injuries. No one else appeared to be involved. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Commentary on Jay Ward, Davis Ward Truck Accident in Linn County
People tend to overlook single-vehicle wrecks like this because a lot of them happen due to things like speeding, distraction, and fatigue. But there are times when less predictable factors lead to a vehicle running off-road. Something like a mechanical defect, for example, is rather unusual. As such, authorities don't often have the tools and experience to make sure they get proper attention. Could it be factors like that happened here? I certainly wouldn't speculate without any evidence, but I know from 30 years of experience that it's crucial to consider these kinds of things when there are families in need.
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